Jewish Cuisine & Culture Walk Details
Budapest’s seventh district is a fascinating neighborhood with winding back streets not only filled with fine neoclassical buildings and old-fashioned artisan workshops, but with deep history, delicious food, and a contemporary buzz blended with the pervasive aura of the past. The food has been undergoing somewhat of an exciting revival in recent years, and this tour will include a generous amount of tastings at several locations, as well as a primer on the neighborhood’s history. Today this former Jewish ghetto is one of Budapest’s hippest neighborhoods, known for its quirky bars, cool cafés, hidden art galleries, and cutting-edge design shops. Before World War Two it was one of Europe’s largest Jewish communities, and it remains the center of Jewish life in Hungary today.
This walking tour focuses on the area’s history and culture, with a special emphasis on exploring and tasting Jewish-Hungarian cuisine in several styles. You will get an insight into the neighborhood’s past, including its troubled more recent past during which many historic buildings were demolished, altering the fabric of the neighborhood. You will see the neighborhood’s four synagogues (though you won’t tour most of the interiors) which have long been focal points of Budapest’s Jewish society. You will also see the modern face of the district, including fabulous murals and street art, fun design shops, and great cafés. Though the neighborhood today can claim to have some of the most diverse culinary offerings in Budapest, this tour will focus on the dynamic Jewish cuisine found here. Do come hungry, as the tour will include tasting several Hungarian-Jewish specialties which could be (depending on the day): sausages, matzo ball soup, gefilte fish, Jewish eggs, cholent, roasted goose, and flódni. You’ll leave the tour with a full belly, as well as a deeper understanding of Hungary’s Jewish history, culture, and cuisine.
Meeting Point: Dohány Street Synagogue
Duration: 4 hours (11 am - 3 pm)
Price per Person: USD 90
Price includes: Includes plenty of food and drink tastings (including lunch). (Note: the tour does not include entrance to the Dohány utca Synagogue.)
Minimum participants: 2 (Traveling alone? Taste Hungary will do their best to add singles to groups.)
Group size: Tours are limited to 6 guests
Taste Hungary specializes in food, wine and market tours and they offer half-day walking tours and evening wine tasting tours in Budapest, as well as full-day wine tours (group and private) to Hungary’s wine regions. For private tours, Taste Hungary will work closely with you to customize the tour to meet your needs and interests. Pre-registration is required for all Taste Hungary tours and we have made it easy to reserve your spot using the form below. See all tours offered by Taste Hungary.
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